Attack

Attack

Leaf-curler spiders (Phonognatha graeffei) are usually shy and always hidden in retreats. This female one is snapping out from her retreat for a snack.

The unfortunate beetle struggles for a while. The spider senses the vibration. It does not take long to assess the tiny victim. She carefully approaches the bug, poisons it and quickly returns to the retreat. I can’t wait to see “Life in the Undergrowth” this Sunday.